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3rd Grade Summer Reading List

3rd Grade Reading List:

Students will choose two books from the following list to read this summer.  Choose an activity to share your book with your classmates.  See: Ideas for Creative Book share.   This will be due the 1st Wednesday of PEP. 
Chapter Books 
 

 

Matt Christoper:
http://www.mattchristopher.com/

  • Baseball Pals        
  • Challenge at Second Base    
  • The Dog thet Called the Pitch                        
 

 

 

Beverly Cleary:
http://www.beverlycleary.com/

  • Muggie Maggie
  • Otis Spofford                                                  
 

 

 

Andrew Clements
http://www.andrewclements.com/

  • Lunch Money        
  • No talking!    
  • The School Story                                           
 

 

 

Dan Gutman:
http://www.dangutman.com/

  • The Kid Who Became President         
  • The Return of the Homework Machine                 

     
 

 

 

Johanna Hurwitz:
http://www.johannahurwitz.com/

  • Aldo Applesauce
  • Class President
  • Fourth Grade Fuss                                            
 

 

 

Marissa Moss:
http://www.marissamoss.com/

  • Rachel's Journal
  • Emma's Journal
  • Hannah's Journal                                          
 

 

 

Louis Sachar:
http://www.louissachar.com/

  • Holes
  • There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom                     
 

 

 

Jerry Spinelli
http://www.jerryspinelli.com/newbery_002.htm

  • Loser
  • Wringer
  • The Library Card                                             
 





Chapter Books ~ Series

 

David Adler:
http://www.davidaadler.com/

  • Cam Jansen
  • Young Cam Jansen                                           
  • Andy Russel
 

 

 

Judy Blume:
http://www.judyblume.com/

  • The Fudge Books:
    • Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
    • Otherwise Known as Shiela the Great          
    • Superfudge
 

 

 

Georgia Byng:
http://www.meetmollymoon.com/

  • Molly Moon
    • Incredible Book of Hypnotism
    • Stops the World
    • Hypnotic Time Travel Adventue                 
 

 

 

Matt Christopher:
http://www.mattchristopher.com/

  • Alden All-Star
  • All-Star Sports Stories
  • #1 Sports Series for Kids                                   
 

 

 

Beverly Cleary:
http://www.beverlycleary.com/

  • Henry Huggins
  • Ramona Quimby                                               
 

 

 

Andrew Clements:
http://www.andrewclements.com/

  • Jake Drake
    • Bully Buster
    • Class Clown
    • Teacher's Pet                                           
 

 

 

Bruce Coville:
http://www.brucecoville.com/

  • My Teacher is an Alien
  • Space Brats                                                    
 

 

 

Dan Gutman:
http://www.dangutman.com/

  • My Wierd School
  • Baseball Card Adventures                                  
 

 

 

James Howe

  • Bunnicula
    • Bunnicula Meets Edgar Allan Crow                
    • Bunnicula Strikes Again
    • The Howliday Inn
 

 

 

Johanna Hurwitz:
http://www.johannahurwitz.com/

  • Riverside Kids
    • Busybody Nora
    • Rip-roaring Russell                                   
    • Russell Sprouts
 

 

 

Liz Kessler:
http://www.lizkessler.co.uk/

  • Emily Windsnap
    • The Castle in the Mist
    • The Siren's Secret
    • The Monster form the Deep                       
 

 

 

Jeff Kinney:
http://www.wimpykid.com/

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid
    • Rodrick Rules
    • The Last Straw                                      
    • Dog Days
 

 

 

Lois Lowry:
http://www.loislowry.com/

  • Gooney Bird Greene
    • Gooney Bird and the Room Mother                
    • Gooney Bird is so Absurd
    • Gooney, the Fabulous
 

 

 

Megan McDonald:
http://www.meganmcdonald.net/

  • Dear America
  • Judy Moody
  • Stink Moody                                                
 

 

 

Marissa Moss:
http://www.marissamoss.com/

  • Amelia Series
    • Amelia's Notebook
    • Amelia Tells All
    • Amelia's Family Tree                              
 

 

 

Mary Pope Osborne:
http://www.marypopeosborne.net/

 

 

 

Sara Pennypacker:
http://www.sarapennypacker.com/

  • Clementine
    • Clementine's Letter
    • The Talented Clementine
    • Clementine, Friend of the Work                
 

 

 

Dav Pilkey:
http://www.pilkey.com/

  • Captain Underpants
  • Ricky Ricotta                                                     
 

 

 

Cynthia Rylant:

  • The Lighthouse Family
  • Cobble Street Cousins                                      
     
 

 

 

Louis Sachar:
http://www.louissachar.com/

  • Stories from Wayside School
  • Marvin Redpost                                                
     
 

 

 

Jon Scieszka:
http://www.jsworldwide.com/

  • Time Warp Trio (Chapter Book)                          
     
 

 

 

Jerry Spinelli:
http://www.jerryspinelli.com/newbery_002.htm

  • School Daze
    • Do the Funky Pickle
    • Picklemania
    • Report to the Principal's Office                 
 

 

 

Jane Yolen:
http://janeyolen.com/

  • Young Merlin Trilogy
  • Tarten Magic Trilogy                                        
 





Picture Books

 

Judy Blume:
http://www.judyblume.com/

  • The Man in the Middle is the Green Kangaroo          
  • The Pain and the Great One
  • Freckle Juice                                      
 

 

 

Dav Pilkey:
http://www.pilkey.com/

  • Kat Kong
  • Dogzilla
  • The Paperboy                                               
 

 

 

Patricia Polacco:
http://www.patriciapolacco.com/

  • Babushka Baba Yaga
  • My 'Ol Man
  • Rotten Richie and the Ultimate Dare                
 

 

 

Cynthia Rylant:

  • The Bird House
  • The Old Woman Who Named Things              
  • Miss Maggie
 

 

 

Jane Yolen:
http://janeyolen.com/

  • Encounter
  • Honkers
  • My Brother's Flying Machine: Wilbur, Orville, and Me                             
 





Nonfiction Books

 

David Adler:
http://www.davidaadler.com/index.htm

  • A Picture Book of....
    • Thomas Edison
    • Anne Frank
    • Jackie Robinson                               
 

 

 

Jennifer Berne:
http://jenniferberne.com/

Fun Website: Cousteau Kids Online

  • Biography
    • Manfish: The Story of Jacques Cousteau
 

 

 

Nic Bishop:
http://www.nicbishop.com/

  • Butterflies adn Moths
  • Spiders
  • Frogs                                                             
 

 

 

Tonya Bolden:
http://www.tonyaboldenbooks.com/

  • Biography
    • The Champ: The Story of Muhammad Ali    
 

 

 

Michael Dooling
http://www.michaeldooling.com/

  • Young Thomas Edison 
  • The Great Horse-less Carriage Race                     
 

 

 

Aileen Lucia Fisher:

  • The Story Goes On                                        
 

 

 

Suzanne Jurmain:

  • George Did It!                                              
 

 

 

Barbara Kerley:
http://www.barbarakerley.com/index.html

  • What to do About Alice? 
  • The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins                 
 

 

 

Patricia Larkin:
http://www.patricialakin.com/

  • Amelia Earhart: More than a Flier
  • Abigail Adams: First Lady of the American Revolution
  • Albert Einstein: Genius of the Twentieth Century  
 

 

 

Edward Moore Kennedy:

Fun Washington D. C. Website: Kid's Capital

  • My Senator and Me: A Dog's Eye View of Washington D.C.                            
 

 

 

Sandra Markle:

  • Tough Toothy Baby Sharks                         
  • Sneaky, Spinning, Baby Spiders
  • Little Lost Bat
 

 

 

Bill Martin Jr.:
http://www.billmartinjr.com/

  • Poetry
    • Big Book of Poetry                                 
 

 

 

Meghan McCarthy:
http://www.meghan-mccarthy.com/

  • Aliens Are Coming!: The True Account of
    the 1938 War of the Worlds Radio Broadcast.       
 

 

 

Alice B. McGinty:
http://www.alicebmcginty.com/

  • Biography
    • Darwin                                                   
 

 

 

Marissa Moss:
http://www.marissamoss.com/

  • Mighty Jackie the Strike-Out Queen                    
  • Sky High: The True Story of Maggie Gee
  • Brave Harriet: The First Woman to Fly the English Channel
 

 

 

Walter Dean Myers:

  • Poetry
    • Jazz
    • Hoops
    • Harlem                                                 
 

 

 

Shange Ntozake:

  • Coretta Scott                                               
  • Ellington Was Not a Street
  • We Troubled the Waters
 

 

 

Staton Rabin:

  • Mr. Lincoln's Boys: Being the Mostly True Adventures of Abraham Lincoln's Troublemaking Sons, Tad and Wille                       
 

 

 

Candice Ransom:
http://www.candiceransom.com/

  • Willie McLean and the Civil War Surrender          
  • The Day of the Black Blizzard
 

 

 

James Rumford:

  • Sequoyah: The Cherokee Man Who Gave His People Writing                             
  • Chee-Lin: A Girafee's Journey
  • There's a Monster in the Alphabet
 

 

 

Judith St. George:
http://www.judithstgeorge.com/index.htm

  • So You Want to be President
  • The Journey of the One and Only Decleration of Independence                     
 

 

 

Jonah Winter:

  • Biography
    • You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?           
    • Dizzy
    • Barack           
 





Parent Websites



 



 

 

District | Budget | Curriculum | Departments | Schools | Superintendent's News | BOE | Community | Home Page

Book Hive   
http://www.plcmc.org/bookhive/books/
An award-winning library website offering a good guide to children’s literature and books.

Book Spot
www.bookspot.com/readinglists/
Links to dozens of other sites.

Somerset County Library
www.somerset.lib.nj.us/
Somerset County Library's home page. Click on the map of Bridgewater for directions.

Carol Hurst’s Children’s Literature Site   http://www.booksintheclassroom.com/allreviewed.php
Starred reviewed titles for grades K to 6th+.

Ethan’s Bookshelf   
http://www.ethansbookshelf.com
Offers book reviews, lists and guides for parents in selections of children’s literature for promoting reading as a lifelong habit.

Inkless Tales 
http://www.inklesstales.com
Stories, poems, games, including an animated alphabet and more for Kindergarten and up.

International Digital Children’s Library   http://www.childrenslibrary.org/icdl/SimpleSearchCategory
A great website for ages 3-13, that offers a range of choices of both books and languages

Kids Reads   
http://kidsreads.com/reviews/index.asp
Lists of book reviews from A-Z and more for kids of all ages|

Raritan Public Library
http://www.raritanlibrary.org/history.html
Raritan library home page

Read Kiddo Read
http://www.readkiddoread.com/home
A terrific new website for parents, teachers, librarians and kids to help them find unforgettable titles.

The Reading Corner  
http://www.carr.org/read/index.htm
For grades 2nd-8th, this website offers lists for all categories such as new books, non-fiction and fiction titles, and award-winning books, to name a few. 

 

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